What is the AOC Consortium?

What is the AOC Consortium?

El Open Administration Consortium of Catalonia (AOC Consortium) has its genesis in the Agreement for the promotion and development of the Information Society in the Catalan public administrations (42,56 kB), signed in the Parliament of Catalonia on July 23, 2001, between the presidents of all parliamentary groups, the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the local governments represented by Localret.

The mission of the AOC is to promote the digital transformation of the Catalan administrations, to promote governments agile, logical i collaborative. And our vision is to make people enjoy quality public services and live in one open society.

According to Law 29/2010, of 3 August, on the use of electronic media in the public sector of Catalonia, the strategic objectives of the AOC Consortium are, fundamentally, to collaborate with the Administration of the Generalitat, local bodies and, where appropriate, other public bodies, by:

a) To promote the interoperability of Catalan information systems with other administrations.

b) Create and provide common e-government services.

c) Reuse the e-government applications and services that are developed.

d) Guarantee the identity and accredit the will in the actions of citizens and public sector personnel, as well as confidentiality and non-rejection in electronic communications.

Through the AOC Consortium, measures of cooperation and promotion of the Administration of the Generalitat with local bodies in the use of electronic media are also developed and implemented.

Lines of strategic action

The AOC Consortium works with a clear vocation of service to public administrations and the will to anticipate the future needs that are already foreseen in the current regulatory framework or that are demanded by the citizens. Specifically, we work on the following strategic lines of action:

1.- Administrative collaboration services, with the aim of promoting the exchange of information by telematic means between public administrations to improve their efficiency and effectiveness, that is, to promote the interoperability of the information systems of Catalan public administrations. These services aim to:

  • Citizens should not be asked for any supporting documents that the public administration or collaborating organizations already have, ensuring compliance with the legislation on the protection of personal data.
  • Reduce the time and costs of inter-administrative procedures and communications, through the exchange of information by electronic means

And this is done by developing and lending:

  • Inter-administrative processing services, through theEACAT
  • Data transmission services, certificates and documents, such as change of address, consultation of census flyers, consultation of data from the State Tax Administration Agency, etc. (Via Abierta)

2.- Common e-government services, in order to provide support for projects of intensive use of information and communication technologies promoted by Catalan institutions, promoting the reusability and reuse of e-government solutions.

With these services the Consortium contributes to:

  • Accelerate the processes of modernization of the Catalan public administrations.
  • Avoiding the digital divide between public administrations due to the diversity in their capacity and available resources.
  • Promote the emergence of standards based on good practice.
  • Increase the use of telematic means in administrative procedures and procedures while maintaining technical and legal guarantees.

The common e-government services in which the Consortium works are classified into:

3.- Identity and electronic signature services, aimed at public employees and elected officials, as well as the citizens of Catalonia.

4. Escort services. The Consortium also exercises functions of dissemination, training and advice, this as appropriate, financial support to local entities in the development of its e-government projects and initiatives.


Statutes Consortium Open Administration of Catalonia (2015)

Modification of the Statutes of the AOC Consortium (2022)

National Pact for a Digital Society (PNSD)

The National Pact for a Digital Society is the agreement with which the Government, the provincial councils and the local world are committed to collaborating and adding synergies to build a country response to the challenges of the digital revolution.

This protocol responds to the conviction of all the signatory institutions of the need to jointly promote the development of the Catalan digital society to give a country response to the great challenges posed by the digital revolution and go beyond a simple arithmetic sum of the different initiatives carried out by each of the various administrations and entities in this field.